Liebster Award

Liebster  Award

Adam of Write Thoughts surprised me the other day with this nomination.  I’ve never heard of this award before, so this was pretty nifty.  Thanks Adam!!

The Rules.

Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
Nominate 11 people (comment on their blog to let them know)
Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions

Adam’s  11 Questions:

1.What is your favorite book, or if you prefer, your favorite author?
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

2.Is there a country you have always wanted to visit, if so where?
I would love to go to New Zealand.

3.What do you enjoy about blogging?
All of the people I get to meet and the variety of blogs out there.

4.What’s your preferred writing space?
My desk.

5.How do you find inspiration?
Music, music, music is my muse.

6.What do you like to do for fun when you need a break from writing?
I love to read, but my weakness is Netflix and cuddling with my hubby and cats.

7.What started you down the road of writing?
Realizing how much I missed it.  I hadn’t really done any since university.

8.What’s one story you keep recommending to others?
I don’t really have a story, but I will mention authors that I like.

9.How do you keep yourself motivated?
Caffeine, music and the satisfaction I get from a finished piece.

10.What superpower would you choose and why?
Flying, which is weird because I am totally afraid of heights.  The views would be amazing though.

11.What four people would you invite to a dinner party; contemporary, historical, or fictional?
Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Harry Dresden.  Things would get very weird, very fast.

My nominees:

JR Handley
The Comic Vault
joshuadavidblog
I wrote a book.  Now what?
Joshua Robertson
Kavara Stories
Speaking Up For Myself
Home, Hugs and Huskies
Surviving in Japan with a Smile
Miss Talkaholic
Ricardo Sexton

My 11 questions.

1. If you could time travel, where in time would you go?
2. Which is your favourite season:  Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter?
3. Do you have a favourite book genre?
4. What is your favourite TV show (past or present)?
5. How often do you post your blog?
6. Do you watch cartoons?  (I watch both cartoons and anime, so I’m curious).
7. What was the last movie you watched?
8. Name an item on your bucket list.
9. I love quotes.  Share a quote about life, love or writing and who said it (or if it’s your own).
10. Do you have a pet?  (I have two cats and a bunch of fish).
11. What do you like to do to relax?

TO MY NOMINEES- do not feel obligated to respond.

While I think that these awards are TOTALLY AWESOME, I have decided to make my site an AWARD FREE BLOG now.  I find it hard to select just a few sites when there are so many great ones to choose from.

That said, just after this finishing this post, I received THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD from the very cool Jade M. Wong.  Click on her name to check out her site and see who else was nominated!  Thanks Jade for this honor!

AWARDFREE

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About Me…

1,000 Likes! Thanks Everyone!

1,000 Likes! Thanks Everyone!

My one year anniversary of living in the WordPress blogosphere is in a few weeks (April 11th), so you can imagine my delight when I saw this.

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A great big WISH I COULD TAKE YOU ALL OUT FOR A COFFEE, BEER OR WHATEVER OTHER BEVERAGE YOU WOULD PREFER thank you to everyone who follows me, or even just drops in once in a while.

You are all awesome and have excellent taste.   😉

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Now, I am writing stuff here that I should probably be saving for my anniversary, but since the opportunity is here, I’m just going to take it.

First, some numbers.  Including this one, I have done 118 posts, with over 2,700 views and over 1,400 visitors.  My countries list is big, and stretches from here in Canada to the US, the UK, Hong Kong, South Africa, France, Australia, UAE, Russia, Japan….I think that you get the idea.   😉

All that said, I never planned on trying to create a huge blog.  This forum is my break from whatever is going on in my life, so that’s exactly how I set it up.  I have changed things a bit since I started, such as how often I post, but at its creamy, milk chocolate center (mmmmm, chocolate), ©Written In Geek is all about offering a place where you can just pop in for a bit.

Here are a few things that I have learned along the way:

1. Online friends may not be the same as real world, “known them for 20 years” kinda friends, BUT they are friends none the less.  Thank you to my online friends for sharing a bit of your life with me and allowing me to do the same.

2. I can actually write stuff.  Heh, who knew?  I started this blog to get out of a very long dry spell and now I can proudly say that I did NaNoWriMo and am actively pursuing writing stuff that I want to see published.  On that note, the book is on hold for a bit right now.  I really need to work on some of my writing weaknesses, so I am turning my attention to short stories and such.  I will occasionally pop over to the novel to see if my characters are still speaking to me.  😉

3. I’ve taught myself how to do a podcast, and actually did one as an interview.  For someone who is as shy as I am that is HUGE!  I have actually done five interviews on this blog so far.

4. I have written about horror and I have written about laughter.  I’ve shown my dark side and my lighter one.  This forum has given me the chance to do that.

That’s pretty cool.  🙂

5. I am TOTALLY using this post as an excuse to avoid homework right now.   🙂

Well, I guess that I should stop here or else I won’t know what to post on my actual first anniversary.  I have some ideas, but knowing me, I will probably make a decision around 10 o’clock the night before.  No one has ever done a blog like that I’m sure.    😉

Thanks again everyone for hanging out with me.  I hope to keep you amused for a very long time!   🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Now, as many of you know I love my music, so today I will leave you with the following.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!

– Tina

 

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About Me…